“But I have no doubt Matt will be hooked on shitty old Jeeps for the rest of his life, and that makes it all worth it. Because I’m going to need someone to call for parts.”
1st Jalopnik comment from me (and probably my last) as I know nothing about cars: this was SUCH a delightful read!!
It was my pleasure. Jeep updates will come soon.
Thanks to David and Brandon for making this weekend the greatest automotive experience of my life thus far. The Briarwood will always be the anchor of my future fleet of shit boxes and I owe it all to you guys.
Not only did you do a good deed, but since you wrote about this, and you are a writer on an actual news site, can’t you also deduct travel expenses, etc .. as part of your writing job?
Any story that starts with “A random guy from the internet promised me a free car” that does not end with either a missing kidney or “squeal like a pig” is a good story with a happy ending.
Damn David. This is downright amazing. The level of empathy you show for your brethren is touching. Truly. God bless you son.
No, you drove eight hours to make a bunch of dudes cry at work.
Oh damn I just got carb cleaner in my eyes, purely a coincidence. Good job my man!
I clicked this expecting to roll my eyes a bit at another David Tracy Mega-Misadventure but instead found a sudden warmth in my cold dead heart. Good on ya.
David has always been my favorite jalop writer, this just puts it even more over the top!
From someone who lost that college car due to its issues being way ahead of my wrenching skill: hugs. You’re a good person.
Was going to come in and say that as someone with multiple family members in psych-related medical fields that David needs an intervention. Then I read the post and realized this was much more helpful than that would have been.
Nice story! I’m glad you got that young mans Jeep back up and running. I was a little disappointed you didn’t get to meet DavidTracyisaWanker though.
Good job man. Proud of you.
Seriously one of the best things I’ve read here in years. You deserve some brownie points for sure. See? There’s still good in the world!
One of the big problem I see in BMWs is I feel the design language is outdated (and, since all cars look the same, they ALL look outdated), and the SUVs look out of proportion. I feel Audi does a much better job at creating attractive vehicles.
From the Metro article:
I want to send you a case of beer. You saved my ass.